Hi everyone! I’m Canshu and I’m working at Durham Economic Resource Center with Jessica and Emma.
Last Saturday our DukeEngage in Durham group went to Durham’s Farmer’s Market for the Tobacco Heritage walk tour. The tour started at the Liberty Warehouse, which used to be a tobacco auction house in Durham. The Liberty warehouse was built in the nineteenth century. Farmers in Durham brought their tobacco leaves here for the auction every summer and fall until 1984. We then walked to Durham Athletic Park, the former home of Durham Bulls and the filming location of the movie “Bull Durham”. We also visited the other old warehouse the Duke family and the new tobacco company.
After two years at Duke, this is the first time for me to visit the farmer’s market and discover another treasure of the city. Besides the fresh food and interesting hand-made goods, the spirit and lifestyle of this city makes me love the it more. During the three weeks here at Durham with DukeEngage, I feel that I have learnt more about this community than I did in the past 2 years. Durham is the type of city where there is always something new to discover while avoids all those busy traffic and speeding paces. It is a place where people can work in a peaceful environment as well as live a comfortable and happy life with their family.